Paul Goldschmidt hit his fifth home run of the season on Thursday night in the Diamondbacks 3-2 victory over the Rockies. The homer gave Goldschmidt 18 RBI and 16 runs scored on the year, and he is now hitting .325 through 22 games. What's more impressive, Goldschmidt was hitting .357 against righties. Not only is Goldschmidt giving his fantasy owners solid production, but his hot start is definitely quieting the Goldschmidt's doubters. With Justin Upton now in Atlanta, Goldschmidt is the Diamondbacks' most feared hitter. The first baseman's power stroke has been on full display this week, as he has three extra-base hits and five RBI in his last three games.
The Washington Nationals won the National League East in 2012 and they are the favorite by many to win the National League Pennant this year and get to the World Series. Its too early for Nats fans to panic, but the Nationals wake up today 10-11 record. In addition, Stephen Strasburg fell to 1-4 after he took his fourth loss on Wednesday. Strasburg allowed three runs in seven innings against the Cardinals. Just like the other Nationals pitchers, Strasburg has to be nearly perfect given the lack of Washington's offense. Strasburg threw 110 pitches over seven innings, giving up no other runs and a total of five hits, along with seven strikeouts.